WATCH: Former Obama Pilot Claims He Encountered UFO During Flight

WA former pilot who flew President Obama’s campaign plane in 2008 has come out to reveal that he has seen a UFO, and says that nearly all pilots believe UFOs are real. A veteran pilot, Andrew Danziger  told the New York Daily News that he saw a UFO in 1989 while he was flying as the first officer for a regional airline.

Danziger insists that “virtually all pilots believe in UFOs,” and that most of them have witnessed strange occurrences from the cockpit.

He said it occurred in the early years of his 28-year career as a pilot, on a flight from Kansas City to Iowa. Danziger describes seeing a white disc clearly illuminated by the light of a full moon. He commented to the captain, who saw the same thing.

“The captain and I had cumulatively spent many years flying and were accustomed to seeing—day and night—all manner of airplane, blimp, hot air balloon, satellite and bird,” Danziger said. “But neither of us had any idea what this disc could be.”

Then what happened next Danziger said would be forever burned into his memory.

He said:

“Above the clouds, where the white disc had been, was now a giant red ball. It was big and bright and just sat there above the clouds. It wasn’t intense enough to illuminate us with a red glow but it was still plenty bright. We sat there in stunned silence. We obviously didn’t want to hit it but saw quickly that it was flying parallel to our course. We weren’t on a collision course and we also weren’t gaining on it. Time became a blur as we continued our descent, this giant red ball holding its course.”

After a series of flashing lights, the mysterious ball disappeared.

When the pair reported the sighting to the National UFO Report Center, they were told that countless other pilots have witnessed similar mysterious objects in the sky.